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Dec 2, 2012 10:00am PST
to be an expert in islamic law if you want to have a prayer of discussing laws. there's lots of things like that. that's what's angering a lot of these liberals. >> steve, do you think the islamists will be able to push this through? >> egypt is a country of stunning ironies. they have pushed it through. the question is whether people will accept it. i think this was all kicked off by the fact that revolutionaries, supporters determined that they were not going to allow the muslim brotherhood to run the table unchallenged. it's unclear whether they will be able to overthrow morsi but they want to teach him a lesson by coming out into the streets and saying we will no longer be ruled by decree. you cannot take away the rights that we fought so hard for during those days of january and february of 2011. >> if you think of it, egypt is the great experiment. everybody now understands democracy is not just elections. it's liberal constitutionalism. it's these documents. it's civil society. egypt seems to be going in the direction of not liberal democracy but illiberal democracy. >> right. you're abs
Dec 9, 2012 7:00am PST
systematically convert that discovery into an end point, a new law, new educational material orks new drug or new device or diagnostic. >> you're looking at the possibility of actually curing cancer. you have the norjs computing power, artificial technology. what you need is money, federal investment. are you getting federal investment for basic research that you think of at this point? >> the answer is absolutely not. we have the humanitarian crisis, the ability to act on this, but we're extremely resourced -- resource-deplete as a community. so there's been a 19% decline in nih funding over the last ten years in real dollars. this is significant, precisely at a time when we have an increased incident of major des including cancer, alzheimer's, diabetes. you're on a sinking ship. you're trying to slow the sinking ship and managing the system. >> explain the scale of the problem because of demographics. how many people are getting old and what does that mean in terms of these diseases you're talking about? >> well, for the first time in history for who we are as a species, over the last 70 years,
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